Report: Kids Are Listening To Their Parents' Music

Edna Gundersen of USA Today is reporting that Jamie Horton, 14, considers himself a fairly savvy music-loving teen. The Los Angeles ninth-grader trawls the Internet for rock discoveries and totes an iPod packed with 3,000 tunes.

His favorite band? QUEEN. Not late-'90s rock outfit QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, not late-'80s metal band QUEENSRŸCHE and certainly not latter-day rap diva QUEEN LATIFAH.

Jamie reveres the glam-metal British quartet that flourished in the '70s with mock operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the anthemic "We Will Rock You".

"I don't like new wannabe punk like GOOD CHARLOTTE," he says. "LED ZEPPELIN was the first old band I liked. Then PINK FLOYD. Now it's THE WHO and QUEEN."

One contemporary band that he does appreciate is U.K. sensation THE DARKNESS. Why? "They're similar to QUEEN." [Read more]


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